Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

7.1650 (July 1648)

document 70020945

1650: July. Cromwell with 15000 entered Scotland, after much distress necessitated to return at Dunbar. Sept. 3. routed the Scots; Dec: 24. Edinburgh castle surrendered.

Octob. 20. dies the P. of Orange suddenly almost his wife Mary . K. Charles 1 : eldest daughter not then delivered of a child. this a help to Englands affairs. she was delivered of a son. The states would not admit him into his fathers command but took the government into their own hands in a general diet of the provinces. Ja[n] 1650: